Nintendo aired their E3 2014 Digital Event today at 9 a.m. PDT. Here is a list of all the news from the show:
- Miis were confirmed as playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. There will be three styles of Mii fighters: brawlers (fist-fighters), sword fighters, and gunners.
- Super Smash Bros. will be the first Nintendo title to support Amiibo, the company’s new NFC technology. Players will be able to summon new characters by scanning in figurines on the Wii U GamePad, and they can also store movesets and the like on the figurines themselves.
- Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will arrive October 2 in North America and Europe. The Wii U version of the game was given a Holiday 2014 release window.
- Yarn Yoshi is now Yoshi’s Wooly World and is coming in 2015 to Wii U. It features a similar art style to Kirby’s Epic Yarn combined with the traditional Yoshi series gameplay, and the developers have put an increased emphasis on exploration.
- The fantastic Captain Toad levels from Super Mario 3D World will be expanded into a full game, entitled Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker, coming in 2014 to Wii U.
- Eiji Aonuma showed off the first footage from The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, featuring an art style similar to Skyward Sword. The game is expanding on the non-linear design from A Link Between Worlds and seems to be inspired by games such as Skyrim – every place you can see in the game world, you can explore as long as you’re willing to travel there. The short trailer showed a huge monster attacking Link with violent lasers and chasing him through the game world. The game is scheduled for a 2015 release. (link)
- A short trailer for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire was shown, revealing a November 21 release date.
- Bayonetta 2 will include the original Bayonetta as well as Nintendo character costumes, and will release in North America in October.
- Hyrule Warriors will feature co-op characters in the form of Zelda and Midna, and will release on September 26 in North America.
- A successor to the DS game Kirby’s Canvas Curse entitled Kirby’s Rainbow Curse is coming to Wii U in 2015.
- Monolith Soft’s X is now called Xenoblade Chronicles X in North America and has been pushed into 2015.
- A level editor for the Mario series, called Mario Maker, will be coming to Wii U in 2015. Retro 8-bit levels as well as New Super Mario Bros. U styled levels were both shown.
- Nintendo EAD is working on an online cooperative shooter called Splatoon, in which players use ink to capture territories. They can also turn into squids and move around the field in creative ways. It releases on Wii U in 2015.
- An anime sequence showed Palutena from Kid Icarus entering the arena as a fighter in Super Smash Bros.
- Miyamoto teased his GamePad projects that will be shown on the show floor – of course, thanks to TIME, we already know what they are, and one of them is indeed Star Fox. (link)
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